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What’s the Best Way to Apply Coconut Oil to Natural Hair?

• Aug 24, 2012

The Beauty Brains tackles another interesting question! Check it out:

CYW asks:

Is using coconut oil as a pre-poo or a leave in after shampoo/cond going to benefit my hair the most?

The Right Brain responds:

We’ve blogged before about how coconut oil is effective at treating hair damage. That’s because it’s one of the relatively few oils that are able to penetrate deep into the hair. Coconut oil is special because it has the right combination of molecular size and shape (it’s small and has straight line structure that allows it to slip into hair) and the right chemical structure (it’s derived from lauric acid which has an affinity for protein.) So while most conditioning oils (like silicones and mineral oil) just sit on top of that hair, coconut oil is literally able to work from the inside.

What’s the best way to apply coconut oil?

One of the best studies we’ve seen on this subject was conducted in India is in 2002. Researchers found that coconut oil reduces damage both as a pre-wash and post grooming treatment. However, results showed it worked better as a pre-wash which makes sense since that’s when a lot of mechanical damage occurs during the washing and drying process.

Does this sound too good to be true? Well there is a slight catch, at least based on the methodology used in this particular test. The coconut oil was applied to hair and allowed to soak in for 14 hours (overnight). Despite the usage instructions for many regular conditioners you don’t have to let those sit on your hair for very long. However, if you want good penetration (and who doesn’t?) you have to allow coconut oil to soak into your hair for quite some time. Maybe 14 hours isn’t the magic number but that’s the timeframe that researchers used in this study.

The Beauty Brains bottom line

We wouldn’t want to over emphasize the results of any single study, however, based on the research we’ve seen you should apply coconut oil to your hair at night before going to sleep. In the morning wash it out and you should see significantly less damage.

Ladies, how do you incorporate coconut oil into your regimen?

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Lantoinette
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My question is do you wet your hair before you apply the coconut oil for a prewash treatment? I’ve seen it both ways and somewhat confused.…help a sista out…

easyBlake
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I wouldn’t wet my hair first. Coconut oil is supposed to protect against damage to the hair fiber by reducing the amount it swells (and loses protein), which happens when it’s wet. Maybe those who wet their hair, then use coconut oil are doing it for detangling purposes.

Alexia
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Not saying you’re wrong, but here’s why I wet (not drench) my hair first: because of the pH of water, it lifts the cuticles of hair so that anything you apply has a chance to actually penetrate the strands and work from the inside, as the writer noted. If you don’t wet your hair and you apply a product to it that doesn’t at least contain water, it’s my understanding that it’s just going to sit on top of the strands. Sometimes that’t the desired effect, like with silicones or anti-humectants. When it’s with something that’s supposed to have some… Read more »
Michele
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I agree with Alexia, your hair should be slightly damp. I also read this study and they states that the hair should be damp. Water is basically a carrier and helps to carry the oil inside the hair.

Think about a damp sponge can pick up more product than a dry sponge or a soaking wet sponge, right? The same thing happens with your hair. Your hair should always be slightly damp when applying product to reap the full benefits.

Buffy
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It’s true — the water does allow the oil to penetrate the hair shaft. I wear locs, and I realized that when I add coconut or olive oil, it would basically sit on the hair, our my hair would still feel dry the next day. Then I realized that when I wash my hair and oil it while it’s still damp, my hair looks and feels soft and moisturized for more than a week. So I keep a spray bottle with distilled water, tea tree oil, rose water, and olive oil. I spritz every 2–3 days and oil my scalp… Read more »
Chrissy
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Hi Buffy, thank you for posting this has been very helpful. I’ve only had my locs in for 7 months and I still not sure how to care for my hair on my own. Would you leave the coconut oil in your hair after let’s say a hot oil treatment and then palm roll it? also do you really need a loc’in agent to re-twist each time?

Sharon Robinson
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A loc agent is only needed if you have the texture of hair that needs that. Other wise no, not needed. Yes coconut oil can stay on the hair even after a hot oil treatment. Watch the amount of oil that you are using.

chiquita
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No you do not have to wet your hair first, you just apply it and let it penetrate with a shower cap,then wash out with shampoo.

pemora
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i recently started using coconut oil as per heyfranhey’s suggestion and LOVE it. i use it as a prewash. basically, i just sit in front of the tv and use it to detangle and moisturize sections of my hair (dry). then, i give myself a 2 — 3 minutes head message. my hair is pretty short and thin, so this whole process does not take very long. my biggest hair issue is that my scalp gets irritated so easily. i find that coconut oil not only moisturizes my hair but soothes my scalp. esp when i do the scalp massage.… Read more »
boopey08
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I massage Jamaica Black Caster Oil (Extra Dark) onto my scalp nightly and it has helped tremendously with filling my hair in where it was left sparse from lace-front wigs.

Yvette
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Coconut oil is one of my staple must-haves! i use it to detangle my hair (pre-wash) and I also use it throughout the week with a little water spritz.. works like a charm!

Lon
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+1

Pandora
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Oh. I hate coconut smell 🙁

Inf
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I don’t love the smell myself…try adding an essential oil to it like peppermint. Kills the smell.

Since I BC’d last month I haven’t done much prepooing. I think I will revisit this on washday this weekend.

Pseudonym
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If you use cooking coconut oil from the grocery store it has no smell. Those loud coconut smells are added perfumes in the brands sold at most beauty supplies.

Shawna
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+1

Lillian Mae
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I prefer the unrefined (has the smell, unfiltered and without any additives, richer in proteins, vitamins and anti oxidants.) vs the refined (no smell, cooking oil, proteins are almost absent due to the refining process, treated with Sodium Hydroxide and bleached).

If the smell is the problem you could always mix in an essential oil (or a combination of oils) to change the smell.

Cynthia
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Where is the most affordable place to purchase Coconut Oil? and is virgin better to use?

Inf
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People say wholefoods. I don’t have that as an option, so I order mines from amazon. I pay a little over $7 with no charge for shipping. I use extra virgin, as it’s my understanding that most of the nutrients haven’t been processed out.

Lon
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You can purchase 100% coconut oil from Indian stores too, and they tend to be cheaper. You can purchase virgin oil from supermarkets etc and some places sell them for a good price online. Both oils from my knowledge are good for the hair, however virgin oil can weigh hair down more and can cause more build up. It also depends on your hair type, if you have thicker hair i would recommend virgin oil, since thicker hair tends to be more thirsty and craves more moisture. If you have fine hair or medium to fine hair i would recommend… Read more »
Cynthia
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Thanks Inf & Lon your information is helpful. I am currently using EVOO but never tried Coconut Oil and I hear so much about it. I will look for it on Amazon. I wasn’t to thrilled about the prices I seen for it at Wholefoods and GNC. Thanks again.

Roxy
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I use pure Shea Butter, Pure Olive oil and Coconut oil. all are found in african or caribbean grocery stores. I spread a handful of shea butter in my hands and rub it into my hair. then I take a nickle size amount of olive oil and coconut oil and moisture my scalp. Dont use a lot of oil, because the shea butter is already oily. Brush hair (which massages the scalp and evens out the products and tie head with silkly scarf. thats it. ! no need to apply head, your body heat with the oils is sufficient. this… Read more »
Sharon Robinson
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Sounds groovy! I like Queene Helene’s Conditioner for natural hair. I have been using it for years and it smells great and makes the hair soft and manageable. The directions are own the jar and it is sold at all the retail stores. Rite Aid for sure. Enjoy!

zyaran
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You can find it at Food Lion’s under Nutiva Extra Virgin Coconut Oil.

Also try Walmart they have it under Louana Coconut Oil as well.

If you have a health food store they will also carry coconut oil, and other others that you can use etx like Almond Or Olive Oil

Cynthia
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Thanks Zyaran for that info I will check out your sources as well.

merry
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you might be able to find it in your local supermarket since it’s becoming so popular.

trader joe’s carries coconut oil too.

try you local health food store or an indian or caribbean market.

unless you’re in the total boonies and without access to the internet, you should be able to easily get some coconut oil.

Pac
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Boogie—> Thanks darlin’!!NESS—> Really? Maybe like Celie, 2.0 or semhtoin’. Ha!Natasha—> I did back is pulling because of the hair tie that I used. It ended up taking it out because it was pulling a little TOO much. I palm rolledthe first row of locs. I hope the wave turns out good. We’ll seee.…Tamyra—> I got mine from Whole Foods. You can scoop some up at any natural food store.Amina—> Thanks lovely!

Destiny
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I get extra-virgin and organic from Trader Joe’s. I think ti runs about $5.99

Olivia J.
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I purchase my Coconut oil off Amazon, and recently got it off eBay. I use Organic Gold Label Coconut oil ( A little pricey 19.95 for 16 oz jar) but I know there’s a brand called Nutiva that’s affordable

boopey08
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About a month ago, I purchased a 78oz container of Nutiva brand Extra Virgin Coconut Oil for $22 from Costco! That’s the cheapest I’ve seen since I started using coconut oil.

Tyler
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Super Walmart! I think coconut oil is Walmart’s best kept secret. Its right there in the sugar/baking aisle near the olive oil! Same for my local grocery store. Right there by the cooking oils. You just have to really look for it.

Landry
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I really like to use Vatika Oil as a prepoo. Vatika is primarily coconut oil with goodies such as henna, amla, and lemon mixed in. I’m not crazy about the way is smells, but it really conditions my hair.

Sometimes I will use straight up coconut oil to do an oil rinse–it makes my hair shine and does wonders for my skin!

Inf
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Could you explain the steps in your oil rinse????

Landry
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No problem Inf.I prepoo, wash, oil rinse, then condition. I coat my hair heavily with melted coconut oil placed in an applicator bottle, then I lightly rinse the oil out with water. I condition as usual, rinse it out, and then style.

Oil rinses are an extra step in and out of the shower, but they are great if your hair is feeling dryer than usual or just for extra conditioning.

Jasmine
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+1 for the Vatika oil because I notice a big difference in my hair when I use that as opposed to just regular coconut oil

Landry
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Sure! After washing and prior to conditioning, I drench my hair with coconut oil and then lightly rinse it out.

Zenith
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I really like coconut oil, but I LOVE pure argan oil ( not one mixed with other ingredients*). Pure argan oil is much more expensive than coconut oil, however, so, sometimes I mix them together to ‘cut’ the argan oil. I use the Monoi Tahiti coconut oil — the ORIGINAL (not knock offs). I use these oils in a multipurpose fashion: 1) Prepoo DC treatment with the DC I happen to be using at the time. 2) Detangling/Styling- I spritz my hair with water then rub some oil onto my palms and fingertips and fingercomb all tangles out (detangling). If… Read more »
mlank64
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I know there are only a few oils that penetrate the hair. Coconut oila ankd avocado oil. I would like to try coconut oil, but, I’ve had a bad experience using it as a sealant in my hair. It left it dry and I mean brillo pad dry. But, I would like to see if I can use it as a pre-poo overnight and then wash out in am when I co-wash. Has anyone done a pre-poo with coconut oil with good resutls, but can’t use as a sealant due to the drying effect it has on hair?
marg
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I just did this tonight and will let you know the results tomorrow when it’s dry.…first I rubbed it into my scalp and hair and used a blow dryer to add heat hoping it would penetrate the hair shaft. …then washed it with coconut shampoo from herbal essences.…and conditioned with tresemme climate control with keritin, olive and UVblocker. ..I hope I finally did something right!

Pandora
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oooo your so amazing 🙂 I should slap myself for not thinking that sooner lol :). Thank you so much. Am going to try that suggestion.. wish me luck *fingers crossed*

I prepoo with amla oil, one hour before washing, great stuff :). Try it, you might like it.

Pandora
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@Inf 🙂

Pseudonym
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I had eggs and was curious, so I tried a post-wash deep conditioner with eggs and coconut oil and LET ME TELL YOU!!!!! When my hair dried, there was not a SINGLE strand of frizz on my entire head. It was amazing! I was in love! I don’t want to overdo it with the protein on my hair, so I’m going to save this technique for those special occasions when I want perfect, obedient hair. I also find coconut oil to be amazing for straightening- especially in the wintertime. It has a very high freezing point, so when I go… Read more »
Rachel R.
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After I co wash I apply my coconut oil to my hair while its still wet then apply my custard and twist my hair then let air dry. My hair when I twist out is not dry at all no frizzies.

Sharon Robinson
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I usually liquify the oil prior to applying it. This helps me know how much oil goes on each area. I start at the scalp line and work my way to the back of the head. I make small circle motions with the oil applied to my fingertips. No comb or brush is necessary. I distribute the oil throughout my hair. Does not matter whether wet or dry. Most of us wash it out the next day or do a good rinse. The oil will keep moisture in your hair. Peace.

nevy
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Some of you black women need a relaxer don’t give a damn what your response is

Coley Cole
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Your Momma!

Shanda
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Has anyone tried using coconut oil with a steamer? Just got mine and thinking I might want to try it.

Sharon Robinson
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No I neve used or needed to use a steamer with the oil. You can very easily create steam in your shower. If you liquify the oil it will go on smooth and stay that way due to your own body heat.

honeybrown1976
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I simply use coconut oil as a sealant after moisturizing my hair daily. It still works wonders for me.

chiquita
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The best kind of coconut oil to by is from your local super market, it usually say virgin coconut oil on the front of the jar. BUYER BEWARE: THE COCONUT OIL WITH ALL THE EXTRA CHEMICALS FROM THE B.S.S. IS NOT THE SAME QUALITY AND DOESN’T HAVE THAT MUCH EFFECT AS FAR AS YOUR HAIR HEALTH GOES. I can honestly say virgin coconut oil it works for my 4 yr old who has very course hair as well as myself its like it totally changes the feel and volume of hair while it is conditioning it.

Sophie
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I just started using coconut oil as a pre-poo and it’s been working quite well, I think. I’ve been putting it on dry hair and then adding water and a cheap slippery conditioner (VO5 Silky Experiences) to detangle, but I might try damp hair now that I see what some of you are saying. My hair needs some strength but protein treatments made it so brittle it was fragile. The Silky Experiences conditioner has a little but of protein, and the coconut oil helps protect my hair from shampoo and water, and my ends have been looking pretty good although… Read more »
mangomadness
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I use coconut oil for pre-shampoo finger-detangling/conditioning. I apply coconut oil to dry hair and then top it off with conditioner. After reading this article, I may re-visit applying it on damp hair. Hmmm…

I also apply coconut oil to my hair before applying gel. It helps with softness (aka less crunch) and sheen.

I use Trader Joe’s Organic Virgin Coconut Oil ($6, 16 oz, Trader Joe’s stores).

boopey08
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I use coconut oil for everything — finger detangling on dry hair, hot oil treatments on wash / co-wash day, and sealing my ends. I even have started using it as a body lotion and a nail cuticle treatment (see heyfranhey). Since I started using coconut oil, I’ve been dandruff free for the first time in my life, plus my skin is glowing and my nails stopped chipping as much and are growing like crazy. The costco near me (I live in WA) sells a 78oz jar of coconut oil for $22, which is cheap considering I typically spent $9.99… Read more »
quannie
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How do or can I use coconut oil in my 3 yr old daughter hair which is very thick? After wash the apply? Or when dry? Do I apply it to her scalp & ends?

Sharon Robinson
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Yes you can use coconut oil on your three year old. Apply the oil after a good shampoo. Apply to the scalp and massage in throughout the air. You will know when to wash it out. Be Blessed!

jen
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I’d say listen to the article above and apply before shampooing. I would apply it to her before dinner and then wash out during her bath after dinner/before bed.

Kozy
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Hi, to everybody using coconut oil — how do you stop it wrecking your pillow cases? I love the oil but it seeps through everything!

Thanks xXx

kinu
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use a plastic cap and bonnet?

Sharon Robinson
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One way is to reduce the amount of the oil you are using. Apply the oil in the mornings. By night fall, you will find that much of the oil has penetrated the scalp. Wash you face and behind your ears before bed. If need be wrap the hair in a scarf or bonnet. In the morning rinse and re apply when needed.

Enette
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Try not to use to much.even tho u are using a little all over your hair it will still grow your hair. If u still using a lot wrap your hair twice before going to bed
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BlackAngelPlayah
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I was using it as a sealant on my hair. It doesn’t really give your hair any shine, but it seals pretty well. I’ve started using vegetable oil and I am noticing the difference in shine. I still use coconut oil on my body though and I’m definitely going to try the pretreat thing. Besides, Indian women have VERY long shiny hair and they swear by it. 🙂

Sharon Robinson
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I am really crazy about Aragan or Argin oil for shine. The oil really picks up the highlights in your hair. A small amount goes a long way.

Aliza likes natural hair products
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That’s very nice post.I think that post was very much needed! Thank you so much for it 🙂

mindyrific
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I just stumbled onto your blog and I LOVE IT(i’m a white girl who is devoted to natural hair care) I have 4 year old daughter of mixed race and this blog gives me hope for naturally caring for her hair. I have never had to care for hair other than my low maintenance straight locks (and i only recently decided to care that they exists). her hair is so curly and i won’t cut it no matter what other ppl tell me i always tell them “i know there are black woman with long hair who don’t use chemicals!… Read more »
Kel
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As a leave in you can try mixing melted & cooled, liquid coconut oil with aloe vera juice from health food store (1:1 or 1:2). Starting at the nape of neck, take small sections, spritz with water then smooth from root to tip. Dip 2 fingers in coconut aloe mix and smooth it into the section gently. Twist the section into a 2-stranded twist and repeat for entire head. You may want to watch YouTube videos on washing, conditioning, twisting, styling natural hair. You might like rhassoul clay from mountainroseherbs.com instead of shampoo/deep conditioner. I love it & have only… Read more »
Mne
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When I hear people rave about coconut oil and how it helps their skin and hair, it makes me want to cry. I live in Nigeria, and I have lots of coconuts. I extract my own coconut oil. If there was a thing like extra, extra, virgin coconut oil, that will be it. However, I literally throw away coconut oil. I extract to make my soap and throw away what is left. No tactic I have employed has ever left me with moisturised hair from coconut oil. It is completely to each her own. I overlooked peanut oil(indeed I could… Read more »
Tolu
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Hi Mne! I live in Nigeria too, and getting coconut oil to buy is a chore!what state do you live in?would you be open to selling to me? thanks and God bless.

cherie
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hi i live in nigeria too,and make my own coconut oil.so if u’re interested to buy,send me am email via this add.ritorio.cherie@hotmail.com

Kandice Moore
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Do we have to wash out the coconut oil? I have a very dry scalp, especially since its winter, but in Texas the weather is bipolar, but even without the weather my hair is dry.

cmrprindle
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I know this response is a little late, but I never wash out my coconut oil unless I’m actually washing my hair. I use it as my hair moisturizer, period.

Regina
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I braid my own hair and use coconut oil for moisture every day twice day, I leave in until I wash it.

4a Hair
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I just started using coconut oil as a pre-poo treatment, and I love it! This is going to be a permanent addition to my Natural Hair regimen, and for me to commit to a product/oil permanently, that’s a HUGE, BIG DEAL!

Signed a self-proclaimed Product Junkie! lol

Candice
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This was very helpful…thanks. However, Is there anything wrong with putting coconut oil in your hair and leaving it in
for days without washing it out?

Alison
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After leaving the coconut oil in your hair overnight, then rinsing it out and shampooing it in the morning, do you need to condition it still? or will the coconut oil be conditioning enough?

Dupe
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Pls what can I use on my daughter’s hair the back is going bald but the front is full and thick,she is black,I live in Nigeria and I use jojoba oil on her hair

cherie
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try castor oil,it really does work a lot.

Regina
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I leave it on my hair as maintenance and use it as needed in between my retwist. I have micro-locs.

Tracey
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I found a miracle for my hair!!I will never stop using coconut oil on my hair ever!!

Kel
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It is a miracle product but there are a few out there! I gave up on it a year ago because it made my hair hard. I tried a few different ways to use it recently and came up with the magic results people rave about. My hair is sensitive to protein so I have to mix it with other products & use small amounts or simply pre shampoo with it. It makes a noticeable difference by thickening & strengthening my fine, cottony coils. The least expensive natural product seem to work better than the expensive brand named items. I… Read more »
Lisa
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Coconut oil and castor oil for hair and jojoba for skin!Thats my choise 🙂 I get all my oils and beauty products on iherb.Com You can also use reward code ZQL811 and checkout and get $10 discount on your first purchase.Check it out girls 😉

Halley
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So is it okay that I apply the oil to my hair for overnight use, then wash it out and put my normal mouse, gel, and leave in conditioner products the next morning? And is it still effective if I only do this treatment once a week?

Halley
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Also, does your hair have to be clean to put it in or can you put the oil in at night and just shower and style in the morning?

Nadirah
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This was copy and pasted straight from Curly Nikki. Smh.

Bej786
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if using as a pre conditioner like the article says(should you just massage in a table spoon into your hair with or without water ‚should your hair be dry or wet when you do it) ‚if your a guy would you still leave it in over night ‚then wash out in morning,

but is it better to not use any conditioner or grease afterwards just shampoo in morning and be done with it

Vhllddma
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Like extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil is a great oil to keep in your home.online buy pure coconut oil Based in Oxfordshire, Eden of Essence provide pure organic extra virgin coconut oil to a range of wholesalers and health food shops across the UK. Buy online or call 0800 458 2928.

Shanade
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WOW i am going to do this TONIGHT!! My hair is so dry right now it’s going to need some coconut oil penetrating. Thank God Trinidad&Tobago make their own organic coconut oil.
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Romes
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Where do you purchase organic coconut oil in Trini?

Lily
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Any drug store will do

linda
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I love organic coconut, it’s definitely left my hair smelling and looking good!:)
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Suzy
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How do you keep the oil off the pillow at night?

Tati
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Try covering your hair with a plastic shower cap and satin bonnet. Works for me!

Andrea
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I am a hairdresser and I use coconut oil as a prepoo on my clients and directly after any chemical service when the cuticle is open. Also, I apply before and during the conditioning process. My clients have seen a marked improvement in the health of their hair.

karisa
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I wash my hair at night so I apply a lot of coconut oil to my hair and put it in a bun during the day, then wash it out at night.

Shaughnessy
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I can totally attest to this!! I have fine, tightly coiled natural hair that was prone to easy damage. But I recently started a wash/cond. regimen that starts off with a coconut oil pre-poo, placed on my hair the night before my wash day. CHILD LET ME TELL YOU… it was like a revelation to my hair! I noticed a change in my hair immediately. I had significantly less of those tiny little broken hairs (barely any at all). I get less hygral fatigue when I use coconut oil as a pre-poo and protection when I use it to seal… Read more »
Dova webb
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Im going to try this method as soon as i take out my sew out I have problems with hair shedding and popping all the time & i use coconut oil but i use it mix with my shea butter whip — hopefully this method will
Help me!!

Lia Blain
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I use organic coconut oil from my local grocery store. It’s foodgrade and works great as a deep conditioner. My hair is so shiny and healthy.

Erica
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I Just started using the coconut for hair I and notice a difference with my hair. How often can I deep conditioner my.

Marketing hub
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There’s certainly a lot to find out about this issue.
I love all of the points you have made.

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Pascy
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I have long relaxed hair and want it natural, what I am doing is not only deep conditioning my hair with coconut oil mix with an egg. But I keep
applying it regularly on my hair and they look great . I am crossing my finger so in a year I will post my new look natural african Hair.

Pseudonym
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Yes! Warm coconut oil + an egg (or 2) gives my hair LIFE (and kills all of my frizz)!!!

When I put my hair in two-strand twists, each day, I slather on a creme base and put the coconut oil over it and when I take my hair down, it feels AMAAAAAZING!

Cindy
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I use organic coconut oil on my scalp every other day. The days I put coconut oil on my scalp, I massage my scalp for 5 minutes. Also I use coconut oil as a pre poo on my hair the night before I wash it. My hair grows and average of a half an inch per month. Plus drinking a gallon of water, taking multi vitamin and 2500 milligrams of Biotin per day.

Jewish woman with 4b hair
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Jewish woman with 4b hair

This is how I’m using it, when I work out I put it in, I massage it in the best I can, even when it’s hard. My hair really needs it. I put it in and then put my hair up with large hair claws. Many times I look ridiculous, but IDC. When I shower my hair loses less hair clumps, it’s easier to detangle, way easier. The heat of the workout makes my hair & head really hot, so that is great for it. Try it!

malika
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I have straight Indian hair and I usually put it In my hair at night before bed or in the middle of day if I’m not going out. Basically, I spread it from root to tip. Pay special attention to the tips. I wrap my hair loosely in one of my old hijabs and leave it overnight or for a few hours.

malika
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Also,we’ve been using coconut oil as headache and scalp sorness (from putting hair up) for generations. A friend of mine complained about his head being sore and allowed me to massage coconut oil onto his scalp. I’m not sure Why but it helps. So its also good for soreness if you ever experience it.

Lauraine
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I first used coconut oil as a sealer after washing but it was to heavy for my fine, 3b hair. Wanting to still get the benefits of coconut oil I next used it as a pre-poo leaving it on my hair for only one hour. I am still amazed at the difference in my hair. The texture seems,looks and feels so much better. I have better curl definition and my hair just seems well moisturized.

Kimberley
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Why are using a study done in INDIA to validate the ways to use of coconut oil on curly, kinky, african,black hair ? are there more details that you can provide about the study in India ?

DW
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Does coconut oil have any negative effects over Keratin treated hair? How about color and highlights?

Alice
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I love the way it makes my hair feel using it in the loc method. My hair is very dry and it moisturize my hair and gives it lots of shine. I also use it as a pre-poo the night before I wash it.

Tessa
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Coconut oil saves few hair damages, but not serious hair damage from bleach it doesn’t, damage bleached hair needs to be cut and treated with protein mask and keratin treatment, even coloured with professional hair colour with ingredients included, then use coconut oil once a week over night after all this

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